Immortality in Singularity

Immortality in Singularity

edited by Alexander Kharlamov

400 pages, 153.00 x 229.00 mm

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800334
  • Published: December 2019

This book explores and reconsiders the current vision of the achievements in mind transfer technology and digital immortality from a biomedical point of view. It provides a systematic review of the technological accomplishments in the field of mind transfer. It introduces a novel analytical philosophical piece of this research in scientific realism with a focus on the probable scenario for the further development of humankind. It analyses that the dramatic progress of biomedical engineering and nanotechnology promises to revolutionize medicine in the upcoming decade. It discusses about some inventions, including the magic-bullet multifunctional devices, that will allow us to develop whole brain emulation technology by 2045, and simultaneously draws attention to the fact that mind transfer will be infeasible until there is a breakthrough in neurophysiology and quantum physics. It highlights that the mind transfer technology has a potential to immortalize a human being in a space–time multidimensional and technological singularity with the assistance of artificial superintelligence. It also pays special attention to sexuality as a cornerstone of the future civilization.

About the Author:
Alexander N. Kharlamov is chief research officer at Transfiguration Clinic, Sverdlovsk, Russia. He got his MD cum laude in 2005 and completed his internship in internal medicine in 2007. He passed his CSc doctoral/graduate degree course in cardiology (ABD) in 2011 from Ural Medical University, Russia. He has 22 years of clinical experience in cardiology and is a board-certified cardiologist since 2010. He also has an experience of 17 years in translational research in nanomedicine and biomedical engineering (since 2001), and 11 years in interventional cardiology (since 2007) including imaging, vascular biology, and RTD of medical devices (bioresorbable scaffolds and stents). He has also been involved in a few research projects in the Netherlands (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, in translational cardiology and Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, in interventional cardiology under Prof. Patrick Serruys).